An earlier post on this blog pointed to rising bus fares for students, faculty, and staff at UCLA under its BruinGO! program. Not so at CSU-Long Beach where bus rides are free to students, faculty, and staff - and transit usage is up as a result. See the article below.
The earlier post is at http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2010/08/rising-bus-fares-to-ucla-whole-story.html Check out that earlier post for a reference to Prof. Don Shoup's review of BruinGO!
See also http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2010/08/electronic-real-time-signage-for-santa.html
CSULB students will get a free ride on Long Beach buses
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Posted: 08/13/2010 07:06:49 PM PDT
Updated: 08/13/2010 07:10:52 PM PDT
LONG BEACH - Starting Monday, all Cal State Long Beach students enrolled in the fall semester, as well as faculty and staff, will be able to ride for free on all Long Beach Transit buses.
The U-PASS program, which is paid for by CSULB, started in September 2008 and increased Transit ridership from 1,200 average daily boardings to more than 7,000 daily boardings. The program was discontinued during the summer, but will start for the coming academic year.
Free rides for CSULB identification card holders will continue through the fall semester until Dec. 23, and then start up again for the spring semester...
Full article at http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_15772489